Keep Your Watch Running by Replacing Its Battery

One of the things I often take for granted are certain personal items that do not run on a rechargeable battery. It's easy to remember to charge my cellphone if it's running low, or when to plug in the power adapter for my laptop. However, for things like my watch for example, it requires a little foresight. Depending on the watch you have, it can be easy to do the battery replacement yourself. You can typically find the kind of battery your watch runs at your local Radioshack or a similar electronics store. Be wary of having any liquids around your watch as you replace the battery, and try to be as delicate as possible. I've caution watch owners not to use their own fingers during this process; a pair of tweezers should suffice. Due to the size of the batteries themselves, a magnifying glass can be extremely handy as you replace the batteries.

Something you should keep in mind once you've replaced the battery is that if your watch looks to be running slow again or stopping altogether in a matter of a few weeks, it's either because of or two things: the batteries were defects or you may have damaged your watch. For watches of substantive value, or watches that implement new technology in terms of how it functions, it's best to hire a professional to do the job for you. It may seem like overkill, to hire a person to do a watch battery replacement, but replacing your watch's battery is not the same as taking out and switching the double AA's in your remote control. As I mentioned before, the process requires attention and delicacy. On the plus side, there are services out there that that offer to fine-tune your watch in addition to performing a watch battery replacement. All it requires is a little research on your part.

If you're wearing a wrist watch with no particular sentiment attached and it's not overly pricey, you should try replacing the batteries yourself. Chances are, the more common, lower-end watches are easier to manage. If you're wearing something that is, say a present or a memento, you may want to search for a shop that can do the replacement for you.

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